Speaker profile

Dr David Giles

Dr David Giles

Principal Lecturer in Engineering Geology, University of Portsmouth

Dr David Giles is a Principal Lecturer in Engineering Geology in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences University of Portsmouth. He is a graduate of the Portsmouth Engineering Geology and Geotechnics degree with over 30 years’ experience in academia and industry working at the British Geological Survey and with Mott MacDonald, teaching at Portsmouth since 1991. His principal teaching, research and field experience includes glacial and periglacial engineering geology, engineering geomorphology, landslides and slope stability, contaminated land, hazard and risk, geohazard management and remediation, spatial
data modelling and geographical information systems, geostatistical techniques, remote sensing and image analysis. He is particularly interested in computer modelling with a PhD in Computer-Based Modelling and Analysis in Engineering Geology.

Dr Giles is an active member of the Engineering Group of the Geological Society of London, currently the Chair (2016-2018), a Scrutineer for Chartered Geologist applicants and an active member of Geological Society Working Parties including UK Geohazards, Glacial and Periglacial Engineering Geology and the Engineering Geology of Artificial Ground.